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  • Buying a new or used shipping container is a pretty straight forward process.  The important think to know is that when it comes to containers, there aren’t a lot of options available with the containers, and only a few important things that you should keep ahead of to reduce the chance of any delays or extra costs. The Process of Buying a Shipping Container on ContainerAuction.com â ...
  • If you're buying a used shipping container for personal storage at your home, or for a commercial operation looking for a job-site office or construction storage, a used shipping container could be a good option for you to research and compare prices of what's available in the market.  The price of a used container depends heavily on the following items: Condition Type/Size Location and ...
  • Shipping and storage containers, whether being used for intermodal shipping, domestic moving, or as a storage unit, can be loaded with a lot of things; and you load them with even more things if they're loaded properly.  If you load a container properly you'll be able to fit more into it, and it will be easier to access should you need to retrieve anything.  When loading a shipping or ...
  • Moving homes, offices, or other accommodations from one location to another can be very stressful, and many people look for ways to reduce the stress and make the transition a little bit easier. A common idea is to buy a shipping container to have on site and load it at their leisure, then have it picked up and moved to the new location and reverse the process of unloading it and putting everythin ...
  • In honor of Presidents' Day our office will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022. While we may not be at the office, we will be checking emails and text messages frequently. If you have an outstanding order to pick up it would be best to contact the depot or container yard on this day prior to trying to pick it up, as the depot may be closed as well. Our normal business hours will resume on Tues ...
  • Winter is come at us full force, and a discussion that surfaces every year around this time is "what's the best way to insulate a shipping container?" As a raw building component, shipping containers provide a solid place from which to start. If you're working towards a traditional modular housing project, storm shelter, prepper cabin, or work shop the question of "how to insulate it" will, w ...
  • Shipping containers are typically seen on the backs of trucks, stacked up in depots, and we can occasionally see them loaded onto a shipping vessel either coming from, or going to, some far off land.  But, out of the 15-20 life span as a shipping container used in shipping, how much of that time is actually spent carry goods and products versus sitting idle in a port or depot? Shipping cont ...
  • ContainerAuction.com will be closed on Monday, January 17 2022 in obervance of the holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday the 18th of January We all hope this year turns around and thingx start to pen up with the supply chain and global trade
  • Shipping containers aren't close to being high tech; in fact, with a few exceptions, containers could be called "no tech". Unlike other assets owned by shipping lines and container lessors, shipping containers grow old and are cycled out of service because of the condition, not because they became obsolete and out dated. With that in mind the factory price of new, 20' shipping containers fluctuate ...
  • Shipping containers aren't high tech, and there are relatively few parts and components that can break or be damaged beyond repair. For the most part, all standard dry shipping containers, 20' or 40', have the same core parts. To accurately explain and document any damage or questions regarding a container it is convenient to be able to reference the parts by their accepted name. Without nami ...
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